Maryland Football Is Back and They’re Ready for the Big Ten

Sports and Bets — August 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm by

The Maryland Terrapin football team finished their final season in the ACC last year with a record of 7-6. Losing the Military Bowl to Marshall isn’t the best way to end a season, but that era is behind the Terps.  Maryland will take on JMU in its home opener Saturday at Byrd Stadium. In their opening season in the Big Ten, Maryland is set to be a surprisingly strong team, and that all starts Saturday at 3:30 in College Park.

James Madison University is certainly far from Big Ten competition, but will be good tune up for a Maryland team who may finally be back to full strength after several season ending injuries last year. This will be a good warm up game for Maryland before they take on the big boys of Ohio State, Michigan St and Wisconsin.


Last season, the Terps were 5-1 when they lost Stefon Diggs, one of the most electrifying receivers in college football to injury. To make matter worse, fellow play making wide out Deon Long. also was lost for the year during the same game. Losing your two top receivers is enough to ruin any team’s season. Both receivers will be back on the field Saturday, and we will get our first look at how explosive they can still be for the Terrapins in 2014.


Throwing the ball will still be senior dual threat quarterback, C.J. Brown. I am sure Brown is as glad as we all our to be getting his top tow targets back. And as far as C.J. Brown goes, it’s huge for the Terps, especially as they switch conferences, to have leadership and experience under center. A mobile QB who can pick up yards on the ground never hurts either. C.J., Stefon and Deon will have the offense clicking on all cylinders. The Maryland Defense, which only allowed 25.3 pts per game last season, returns 9 starters. All and all, I think the Maryland football is going to turn a few heads in the Big Ten.

If this Maryland team is as good as I think, Saturday should be a blow out, and that’s what I’ll be looking for. Let’s hope the Terps do what Big Ten teams do against  the JMU’s of college football and beat them by 50.  Looking forward to seeing Diggs go for 150 yards and a pair of scores.

What’s better than college football, coeds, and the new giant crab pretzel Toby’s been dying to try?  Go Terps!


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